For all intents and purposes, 2014 was the year in which I actually moved to Sweden. It was a monumental year for more reasons than that, however. I feel as though it’s the year I discovered Europe, and began to find my voice – as a speaker, podcaster and game designer. 2014 was also the year in which I charged headlong into making games a more approachable and friendly medium, creating platforms for other people to find their voice too.
Yesterday saw the founding of an ambitious and practically-minded ideellförening (en: non-profit organisation) whose goal is nothing less than the promotion and accessible teaching of game development to girls and women.
TjejHack is a scheme founded by Inger Ekman, whose company – Spelverkstaden AB – brings games education and game jamming to schoolkids and teachers. TjejHack’s club meetings see Inger and a team of exclusively female volunteers passing their expertise on to other girls and women, in a safe and supportive environment.
Earlier this week, TjejHack made its Stockholm debut. This is a scheme which was founded by Inger Ekman, and which encourages local girls and women… Read More »Encouraging More Voices, and TjejHack’s Debut